Robert Mitchell Photography
Mitchell and his wife Susan have raised their two daughters, Megan and Morgan, in the Midcoast region of Maine, but now make their home on Southport Island, just a short drive over the swing bridge at Townsend Gut from Boothbay Harbor.
Bob Mitchell has lived and photographed in Maine for over 40 years. Mitchell’s work is well known throughout the area, through his long time affiliation with the local newspaper, his books and Connections Publishing, started by his wife in 1980.
His work has lead to a wide range of photographic opportunity, from documentary commercial work for Swiss Air in Europe to yacht portraits, weddings, family reunions and fine art landscape. The wonder of his craft continues to invigorate and refresh his interest in recording the lives, locations and limitations of the world environment. Like his life-long photo hero Henri Cartier-Bresson, whose work caught Mitchell’s eye as a child in LIFE and LOOK magazines, he seeks the instant that freezes time, forever.
One of Mitchell’s most memorable experiences grew out of his work and subsequent friendship with the late, great newscaster Charles Kuralt. Mitchell photographed Kuralt for the cover photo of his last book, Charles’ Kuralt’s America when “Sunday Morning” came to Maine.
Mitchell has been at work over a long period of time on his next book about the people of Maine.